Robbie McGale and Conor O’Keefe come on board

May 20, 2022

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has brought in his first new faces of the summer with the fleet-footed pair of Robbie McGale and Conor O’Keefe agreeing to join the Blue Toon for next season.

McGale is moving to the Balmoor men from the Stirling University side that plays in the Lowland League with the 22 year old already having had a small taste of senior football during a short loan spell at Montrose in season 2020-21.

Jim said: “Robbie came into training with us at the end of last season and played in a practice match as well at right back. To be honest he shone in that game and showed that he can motor up and down the wing from that position in the way that modern full backs are required to.”

“We then sent Simon Ferry to watch him in a game and Simon gave us a glowing report. Robbie played briefly at Montrose but we are delighted that he sees Peterhead as a place where he can build a senior career for himself. Right back was an awkward position for us to fill last season and Robbie should be looking to make it his own.”

Courtesy of Robert W Crombie (Elgin City FC)

Another player who will bring energy to the team is former Celtic and St Mirren youth O’Keefe who has played in the SPFL for the Paisley side, Annan, Stranraer and most recently Elgin City.

The 23 year old has featured in more than 100 games in his career and has bagged eight goals with Jim reckoning that the pace that O’Keefe possesses will excite Peterhead supporters as he explained: “Conor is lightning quick. We have had him watched and done our homework on him. He will enjoy taking the ball to teams and help us move up the park quickly.”